Sunday, November 6, 2016

Slang terms used in Canada

ABM - a common term for an automated bank machine.

Bytown - the original name of Ottawa - still used in the same context as Hogtown for Toronto or Cowtown for Calgary

Canuck - a slang term for "Canadian".

Double-double -  a cup of coffee from Tim's with two creams and two sugars.

Hydro -  power from hydroelectricity now a synonym for electrical service.

KD - Kraft macaroni and cheese.

Loonie -  Canadian one dollar coin.

Pop -  the name for soft drinks

Regular -  a coffee with one cream and one sugar.

Runners -  running shoes or sneakers.

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